Monday, October 28, 2013
M/M Monday-Apple Polisher by Heidi Belleau
Kink Level-No Kink
Series-Rear Entrance Video #1
Reviewed by Kate
Christian has been accepted into a teaching school that has strict requirements for their students' dress and behavior, both in school and out. Christian is walking on egg shells because he's pretty sure if anyone finds out he's gay, he'll get kicked out of the program. Max is one of Christian's new housemates. Despite the fact that Max didn't want Christian as a housemate, Christian finds himself drawn to Max. But Max is a mystery. No one knows what he does for a living or even what his last name is. When Christian's aunt gets too sick to work at the porn store she owns, Christian finds himself offering to help out. But working at a porn store could definitely get him kicked out of the teaching program if anyone found out. Can Christian manage to keep so many secrets without losing Max in the process?
It always amazes me when an author can hold my attention when their characters are being such idiots. Christian has his head so far up his ass that he doesn't see that he's losing himself in order to become a picture perfect teacher. Luckily, Max is there and not afraid to tell Christian what's what.. But even through all of Christian's obliviousness, I kept turning the pages. Even when Christian pushes Max away because he doesn't fit the perfect teacher mold, I kept turning pages. I'm not a huge fan of "I've got a secret or ten" plots. I prefer that the characters actually talk to one another. But despite all the secrets, this one worked for me. I got the need for the secrets in this case. Thankfully, the ending pulled everything to a happy conclusion, all wrapped up with a bow.
I look forward to reading more of Heidi Belleau's strong characters, emotional plots, and page scorching love scenes in the next book in this series. Now if I only had more time to catch up on her backlist.